project g

Mom. Wife. Attorney. 110 miles-a-day commuter. Aspiring gardener. Lover of the outdoors. "Project G" was started to chronicle my life as a mom to G and then I had a second kid, which I didn't factor in back in 2005 when I started this blog. So the "G" now stands for "GEE, life is grand balancing 1000 things at a time!", or "Gee, who knew wine went so well with parenting?". Enjoy!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

An urban adventure weekend

Part I: Staying downtown overnight & enjoying dinner at Benihanas.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014


Today was a beautiful lazy Spring day. We didn't venture out until 2:30 pm (!). I conned the boys into enjoying the great outdoors, which we did at nearby Lincoln Park. Beach, beautiful views, sticks-as-guns, a playground. Something for everyone.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Spring!

(Frosty windshield this morning)

Someone is now missing his two front teeth.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Day 57/60

6pm quick outdoor stroll is better than no stroll

cotton candy sunset

{my session theme song}
{{does this picture put me on some sort of government watch list?}}
{{{i really do feel like my life is not unlike those in Les Miserables these days}}}

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Lent (#projectlent2014)

Guess who went to Mass today? GUESS!
Yes, I am yelling, just like the very large cross on my forehead.
This Lent I am giving up chips and possibly cookies. I am still undecided as to the latter. Oh and I will give up soda once session is done.
Earlier this week, I was asking G what he was giving up. He told me that he loves history but hasn't read a lot of American history nor has he read a lot about Jesus. SO, for Lent he would read something about Jesus and American history- in lieu of reading the books he reads for fun.
Cute. But, not quite.
Then today he said he'd give up comics. Then I pointed out Comic Con is right in the middle of Lent. I suggested he could do the reading he suggested but also give up something he likes to eat/drink like soda.
Then he told me Sundays don't count and this was confirmed by both his teacher and the Priest. He's only 9 and he already knows the Lent "loophole"? I think I was 40!
Lucas says he's giving up C.A.N.D.Y. and Chuck said he'd get back to me.
We'll see how #projectlent2014 goes.


The countdown is on!

Eight more days until Sine Die, in case you're keeping track.

Yesterday's commute

Yesterday's art project

We really celebrate the heck out of everything during session.

This morning's random traffic

A rainbow adds a smile to anyone's day, yes?

Semi-sunny skies.
 Spring is schizophrenic like that, which pretty much matches everyone's mood at this time.

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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sunday, fun day

Third graders selling donuts after Mass.

A bucket list check-off: Macrina Bakery in SoDo. Devine treats.
And pretty coffee.
A moment of brotherly love.
Lucas ASKED me to take this picture. How could I not oblige?
Did I mention it was raining?
Really, raining.
Fun park time! I was the only one game.

So we headed back indoors into the comfort of Barnes & Nobles where G took advantage of reading a book for free on his Nook while in the store.

I stumbled on this book during one of Lucas's twenty trips to the bathroom. After reading three chapters and laughing out loud, I had to get it. My shop savvy app found it for $4.38 (new) at Amazon vs. the $15 price tag at B&N... It will arrive Tuesday and I can't wait!

Tomorrow when I wake up the countdown will be on: Ten more days of session. WOO HOO!

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The ongoing woes of parenting

...can be found on my Instagram feed.


Saturday, March 01, 2014

Goodbye, February

Despite the crazy exhaustion of the last two weeks, yesterday was a fantastic day. The sun was out, it was nearly 60 degrees and it was a party day as it was another cut-off and pizza/Pi day in honor of the clerks' last day.

And I participated in my first FNDC.